When fans think of the Dragon Age franchise, co-op gameplay isn’t a feature that generally comes to mind. While Bioware did add a separate multiplayer mode to Mass Effect 3, most of their games are usually single player story-driven experiences. That is why it is odd that they developer didn’t deny the possibility of co-op in Dragon Age: Inquisition when recently asked. Instead, Bioware simply revealed on July 17 that they have yet to announce any multiplayer features for the game.
Considering that Dragon Age has never included multiplayer support added with the fact that the Bioware had never discussed the topic for Dragon Age: Inquisition does make it seems slightly odd that they would be unwilling to deny such a feature given that fans will ultimately find out when the game launches in less than three months time. Perhaps the developer simply doesn’t want to upset gamers who love to play co-op titles by confirming that there will be no such addition to Inquisition, but those players would likely already be uninterested in a Dragon Age game.
To make the matter seem even more suspicious, Bioware also told fans to ‘keep an eye’ on the developer’s official social networking accounts to future updates on the topic of co-op. Again, if the game was going to continue the franchise’s tradition of being a singleplayer-only title, why wouldn’t the developer simply confirm that Dragon Age: Inquisition won’t have multiplayer elements? By not discussing such a major element about the game this close to launch, Bioware either wants to create an air of mystery around their upcoming release or the developer does indeed have something hidden up their sleeves.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to release for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and last-gen platforms when it launches on Oct 7. Players will be able to customize the game’s protagonist by selecting the gender, race, and class of the Inquisitor.